Michael Elmgreen (Denmark) & Ingar Dragset (Norway) live and work in Berlin. The artist duo has been collaborating since 1995.
In their sculptural work and installations, Elmgreen & Dragset reveal some of the power structures implicated in public and domestic architecture. Through alterations of everyday objects or entire spaces, they show us how design can control our behavioral patterns. Elmgreen & Dragset have been burying a full scale gallery room into the ground; they have been letting it fly hanging from two giant balloons; they have been transforming a gallery space into a hospital room and they have built a prison cell broken into two parts.
Professor of Research Program (2003)
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